Fortnite Save The World’s Full Free-to-Play Launch Slips to 2019

Alonzo Simpson
October 23, 2018

The game was slated for a free-to-play launch this year, but the studio announced on Monday that it needs to push that release back until next year. "Scaling up for the legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight is key to providing an excellent experience".

"We made a decision to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year", a post from the developer reads. The delay is in order to to provide more time for the team to "get this right" and to improve a number of systems and features. "Starting this week, we'll be hosting a 50% off sale for the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Limited Founder's packs".

Eric Williams, Design Lead for Fortnite Battle Royale at Epic Games, posted a cryptic message on Twitter that most old-school players immediately understood. Moreover, all Save The World founders who log-in during the Fortnite Halloween event (Fortnitemares) will unlock the Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez skins for free. That's at least what some players think might be happening, though there's always the chance that it's just part of the aesthetic for the skin that's being teased and isn't actually returning.

They also talk about plans including revamping and rearranging menus, and overhauling the Hero (character/class) system "to offer a more flexible approach to customising your loadout with more options and room for creativity". Players will have six hero slots, twice the amount as before. After picking your main Hero, the additional five will dictate your perks and traits.

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For those anxious about changes to already upgraded sections, Epic has already considered this and has a solution for players to not lose out on materials.

In a blog post, the developer says it's working on a "broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling" that it believes are crucial for going free-to-play. We will NOT automatically de-level your items.

Epic Games has finally confirmed the upcoming Fortnite event, Fortnitemares.

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